Aakash Goel was a master's student at the Georgia Institute of Technology when he attended C++Now 2013 as a volunteer.
Having followed BoostCon for a few years, it was a totally amazing opportunity to be selected for the C++Now volunteer program. I learned a lot about C++ that I thought I already knew, met a lot of cool and knowledgeable people, and more than anything, returned with a new confidence and appreciation for the language.
A lot of sessions were organized in the tutorial format, which is where I learned the most. All the presenters were enthusiastic about answering newbie questions. The discussions with the attendees about their experiences with the language and software development in general were particularly insightful, and something I did not know I was missing till I was there.
Some of the talks I really enjoyed (in no particular order) were:
I very much hope to be able to attend, contribute to, and learn from this wonderful gathering of C++ enthusiasts in its future iterations.